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Summer Intern Series: Week 5 “Lessons Learned”

July 10th, 2018
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My last week has been very bittersweet. The past five weeks have brought so much growth. I have learned new skills and been pushed outside of my comfort zone. Most recently, I was out of my comfort zone when I made cold calls to about thirty different businesses around Portland. If I’m being honest, I [...]

Summer Intern Series: Week 4 “Still Learning”

July 3rd, 2018
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When I began working for Hubbell Communications a month ago, I thought I would stop learning after the first week. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Each week has brought its own challenges and new lessons. This week was no exception. Week four consisted of creating graphics, putting together a master list of Twitter recommendations [...]

Summer Intern Series: Week 3 “Improvements”

June 27th, 2018
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My third week as an intern at Hubbell Communications flew by. I spent the majority of my week working on tasks for the Lake Oswego School District. The Lake Oswego School District has plans to update their schools over the next few years. This resulted in being given the task to create PowerPoints of the [...]

Summer Intern Series: Week 2 “Settling in”

June 14th, 2018
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My second week at Hubbell brought more comfort. After a week under my belt, I felt much more prepared. I had the basics down and felt like I knew what was expected of me. This past week consisted of a large amount of work pertaining to the Lake Oswego School District. I spent two or [...]

Summer Intern Series: Week 1

June 7th, 2018
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Prior to interning at Hubbell, I was unsure what to expect. My experience in public relations was limited at best. However, I have been lucky enough to be thrown in to all different parts of the company from the start. My first week consisted of a lot of learning. I was given an office tour, [...]

Summer Intern Series: Welcome Emma

May 31st, 2018
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My name is Emma Davis and I am an incoming senior at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. As a student at Baylor, I am majoring in corporate communications with an interest in public relations. I grew up in the Portland area and am excited to be back home for the summer and to have the [...]

The art of issue advocacy

April 10th, 2018

In public affairs we are often called upon to work with and broaden a client’s perspective in order to align that perspective with broader public interests. In other words, for communication and advocacy purposes, our job often involves helping our client find, create or attach themselves to a message and a voice bigger than themselves. [...]

The art of the holding statement

March 13th, 2018

By definition, a crisis situation for yourself, your company, or your client is going to be a high-pressure time. Most members of the public do not have experience in crisis communications and their greatest fear is picking up the phone and having to answer questions from an inquiring member of the media. While you may [...]

Equifax – three strikes, you’re out

October 9th, 2017

Ok. Let’s set aside the fact that Equifax fell asleep at the switch and compromised the privacy and financial security of half the nation. Hey, mistakes happen right? What really blows my mind is the ham handedness with which they reacted to it. Given the enormity of the problems they created for people, you’d think [...]

How an unlikely coalition can lead to a unified “win”

September 11th, 2017

No one can win a campaign alone. It takes a diverse set of people, all with different values, goals, and skills to communicate effectively to the public. Building a coalition to communicate is essential to passing a ballot measure, winning a PR battle, or accomplishing a strategic business goal. The key is identifying groups that [...]

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